The role of the case manager in a disease management program

Lippincotts Case Manag. Sep-Oct 2001;6(5):222-7. doi: 10.1097/00129234-200109000-00007.


Disease management programs provide new opportunities and roles for case managers to provide population-based healthcare to the chronically ill. This article identifies common components of disease management programs and examines roles assumed by case managers in disease management programs such as baseline assessment, performing economic analyses of diseases and their respective associated resource utilization, developing and/or implementing care guidelines or algorithms, educational interventions, disease management program implementation, and outcomes assessment. Areas of expertise needed to be an effective case manager in a disease management program are also identified.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Case Management / organization & administration*
  • Chronic Disease / economics
  • Chronic Disease / epidemiology
  • Chronic Disease / therapy
  • Community Health Planning
  • Cost of Illness
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Disease Management*
  • Efficiency, Organizational
  • Health Resources / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Models, Organizational
  • Needs Assessment
  • Nurse's Role*
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Personnel Loyalty
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Professional Competence
  • Program Development
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Risk Factors